Skinari: The North Tip of Zakynthos

  Skinari is the most northerly tip of the Greek Ionian Island of Zakynthos and is near the famous Shipwreck Cove and Blue Caves. Everyone that visits there is enchanted by it. The natural surroundings are not only spectacular but are also important environmentally. There is a rare plant that is found only here in Skinari and no where else in the world.

  At Skinari you will find 2 Windmills, a Taverna, a Lighthouse and you can also take boat trips to The Blue Caves and Shipwreck Cove which are run by the Potamitis Brothers Adonis, Dionisios and Nikolaos, http://www.potamitisbros.gr. The two old flour grinding Windmills have been converted into places to stay. You can wander round and enjoy the views from the top of the cliff here and the sparkling seas below. The views from Skinari are absolutely fantastic. With small boats going in and out of the Blue Caves below and views across the Ionian sea to the neighboring island of Kefalonia.

  A little further down the road, past the turn off for the Windmills, is the Skinari Lighthouse. This active lighthouse watches over the crossing between Zakynthos and Keffalonia. The lighthouse at Skinari in Zakynthos is a great place to take ' all in one" boat trips to both the Blue Caves and Shipwreck - at the best price! You can take a combined trip from here to enjoy both the Blue Caves and Shipwreck.

  One way of getting to Skinari is by Taxi which we would recommend booking online in advance which you can do at www.zantetaxi4u.com 
You holiday to Zakynthos would not be complete without a trip to the wonderful part of the island that is Skinari.  

About the Author www.zakynthostravelguide.com is a guide to the Greek island of Zakynthos  which was setup in 2012 to promote tourism on the island

Photography for this post by Alistair and Heather Ford